Here's a strange rub, slightly adapted from one in the Diners Drive-ins and Dives episode about Kansas City Barbecue.
The use of turmeric, ground cardamom and cloves sets it apart from any rub I've seen before. I've made a small batch to test out on some ribs the next time I smoke them.
- 2 parts garlic salt
- 1 part turmeric
- 1 part ground cardamom seed
- 1 part ground cloves
- 1 part cayenne pepper
- 1 part lemon pepper
- Combine all ingredients and store in a jar/shaker for use as a barbecue rub.